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Digital Arts Inc.

The Kagawa Prefectural Board of Education Adopts i-FILTER@Cloud for High Schools as Part of the GIGA School Program's One Device per Student Initiative

Information security solutions provider Digital Arts Inc. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Toshio Dogu; hereinafter referred to as "Digital Arts"; Code 2326) is pleased to announce that the Kagawa Prefectural Board of Education (Superintendent: Yuji Kudai) has adopted its cloud-based web security service i-FILTER@Cloud GIGA School Edition in order to respond to the GIGA School Program's one device per student initiative.

The High School GIGA School Program's one device per student initiative aims to provide optimal individual and collaborative learning to all high school students.

With the progress of the GIGA School Program, which aims to provide one device and high-speed internet to each student nationwide, devices are beginning to be used in full swing at schools. While the introduction of devices has been completed at elementary and junior high schools, in order to ensure that students can continue ICT-based learning, prompt preparation of devices are required also at high schools. A new study curriculum will be introduced for students entering in 2022, where all of them are expected to learn programming, networking including information security, and the fundamentals of databases in the required subject Information 1.

i-FILTER@Cloud GIGA School Edition adopted for GIGA School Devices in Kagawa Prefectural High Schools

The Kagawa Prefectural Board of Education has formulated the Kagawa Prefecture Basic Plan for Education , a five-year plan from the 2021 to 2025 school years, and is working to promote ICT-based education.

Kagawa Prefectural high schools plan to complete the introduction of one device per student across all grades by the end of the 2022 school year. As a security measure for these devices, the prefecture has chosen i-FILTER@Cloud GIGA School Edition.

i-FILTER@Cloud has a strong security feature of whitelisting, which prevents external attacks such as targeted attacks, in addition to a filtering feature that restricts viewing harmful information unrelated to learning. By using templates that enable filtering categories to be easily set according to students' ages and by flexibly setting filtering rules such as allowing the viewing exclusively of educational YouTube videos, i-FILTER@Cloud GIGA School Edition enables safe and secure access to the web that's suitable for learning.

i-FILTER@Cloud also has features including internet usage time limits to prevent private use of the device and Protection Filters that block posts that may lead to cyber bullying and searches for dangerous words such as "suicide." The Protection Filters allows the administrator (school) to set the words to be blocked and various rules such as sending alert notifications when devices are used at night or during prohibited hours set by the administrator (school).

To ensure safe and efficient learning, the schools plan to use these features.

i-FILTER@Cloud GIGA School Edition

Digital Arts' web security cloud service i-FILTER@Cloud GIGA School Edition is a filtering service for schools that has been improved to allow safe and smooth learning in educational settings with devices introduced under the GIGA School Program's one device per student initiative. Based on i-FILTER's filter database, which has the No.1 share in the domestic market*, detailed filtering rules can be made to meet the learning environment's needs.

* Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc. 2022 Network Security Business Survey General Guide Web filters Tool Market Share (FY2021) (Published November 2022)
Digital Arts Inc. Overview
Digital Arts Inc. is an information security solution provider focused on the development and sales of security software for web, e-mail, files and other uses.
Since its founding in 1995, the company philosophy has been "Contributing to a safer, better, more convenient internet lifestyle" and since developing web-filtering software to prevent the browsing of harmful information on the internet, the company has been promoting internet security products to companies, the public sector and homes everywhere.
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